Kara Swisher

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The Flip (Camera) Is Flipped!

Mike Hirshland of Boston-based Polaris Venture Partners recently turned his Flip video camera on me in a desperate attempt to become a video artist like, well, me.

He fails miserably, of course, to reach my levels of jittery and nausea-inducing shooting, by sticking the camera in my face and asking me what I think of the, surprise, online video business.

Tables turned, I embrace the opportunity and blather on.

He posted it on his VCMike’s Blog here, but you can see the video below:

And here is me interviewing Hirshland in July about blogs, social networking–and, of course, the hot-and-hyped Facebook–and some video-content plays:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald